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Council Tax disability reduction scheme

If there is a room or other extra space in your property that is needed by a disabled occupant, the disability reduction scheme may help you to get a reduction in your Council Tax.

If you meet the eligibility criteria below, the bill for your home will be reduced to the next lowest band. If you are already in the lowest band property (A), your bill will be reduced by one ninth.


Disability reduction scheme eligibility criteria

You are eligible for the disability reduction scheme if you or someone living in your home is substantially and permanently disabled and one of the following apply.

You or they have:

  • a room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) which is used to store medical equipment to meet your needs
  • a second purpose-built bathroom or kitchen specifically to meet your needs
  • adapted the property to accommodate a wheelchair indoors.

We will inspect your property as part of the application process.


Apply for Council Tax disability reduction 

To apply for the Council Tax disability reduction, you will need to complete our online form. You will need your Council Tax reference number, which can be found at the top of your bill. 

Apply for Council Tax disability reduction


What happens next?

Once you have completed your application, we may need to contact you to arrange a home visit to inspect your property to ensure it meets the relevant criteria.

After the home visit, you will receive a new bill to inform you of our decision. 


The information provided is intended as guidance only and is not a full statement of the law. 

There are various discounts that you may be able to claim to reduce your bill. If you claim a discount and your circumstances change you must let us know within 21 days of the change or face a penalty.

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